Retire Bobby Ferrell's Football Jersey Permanently!
Bobby Ferrell will be remembered as a hero for attempting to save his mother from their fire-ravaged home.
Ferrell was a student and football player in his freshman year at Northern Burlington County Regional High School when tragedy struck.
His Springfield township home was destroyed by a four-alarm fire in February 2008. Bobby Ferrell and his siblings managed to escape the home, but, Bobby rushed back to save his mother, Michelle, who was trapped inside.
The two perished in the fire.
Bobby Ferrell was the recipient of the Carnegie Medal. CARNEGIE HERO FUND COMMISSION awards medals to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree for saving or attempting to save the lives of others.
Northern Burlington High School decided to take Ferrell’s No. 53 football jersey out of circulation out of respect for his mourning family. No other player wore his number on the field since the fire. Bobby Ferrell would have graduated in June, the Class of 2011. That is when the school decided to put his football jersey back in the rotation. Please sign this petition to keep Bobby Ferrell's Football Jersey Permanently retired at Northern Burlington County Regional junior Senior High School. Please help us to honor Bobby Ferrell.